Bamboo 1

(2 customer reviews)


The frame is Source Cycles signature bamboo frame.  With a geometry designed to complement the smooth ride quality of the frame while still allowing for more nimble handling.

A carbon fiber fork provides stiff handling.  Hand built 700c wheels feature a flip/flop rear hub for switching between fixed gear and a freewheel.

Front and rear disc brakes will keep you out of trouble when traffic has you in a pinch.

Natural.  Simple.

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Available in sizes 50, 52, 54, 56 and 58 cm.  Not sure about sizing or would like a detailed spec sheet?  Contact us!

Parts include: Carbon fiber/Aluminium fork, sealed bearing headset, aluminium stem and city bar, front and rear disc brakes, aluminum seat post, Brooks B-17 saddle, precision CNC aluminum crank with seal bearing bottom bracket, aluminium box rims hand-built to sealed bearing Novatech single speed hubs, Continental 700×32 Tour Ride tires.

Back to the basics.  The frame boasts the same design as the Bamboo 8, but the single speed helps keeps things simple.  Flip/fop hub allows for you to choose between single speed or fixed gear drivetrains.

If this isn’t quite unique enough, maybe you should consider getting a bike built full custom.

For quality assurance, please check out our full warranty. If you have questions, get in touch using our contact form.

2 reviews for Bamboo 1

  1. Cali

    I first bought a bamboo frame from the Source Cycle guys two years ago–in fact I was one of their first customers for the bamboo frame. I was really sold on the renewability of bamboo and the emphasis in the production process to make the carbon-neutral. I’ve watched these guys iterate and innovate and they have truly made incredible strides in the quality, strength, and lightness of the Bamboo 1 frame. This reliably solid frame absorbs the countless potholes I encounter while cycling around Chengdu! After riding a Source Cycles frame, I really don’t think I could ever switch back to a metal frame.

  2. Zachary Abelardo

    My 2019 Bamboo 1 weighs 17.8 pounds, after I replaced the 700c x 32 Schwalbe Marathon tires, with Panaracer Gravel King 700c x 28. The bike turns heads EVERYWHERE I go. This is my first belt drive velo and I am really enjoying it.

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